Strange Affair: A Novel of Suspense (Hardcover)

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Chief Inspector Alan Banks faces his most personal case from New York Times bestselling author Peter Robinson.

A bullet to the brain abruptly halted a terrified young woman's desperate flight. In her pocket is the name of a policeman whose own life was brutally invaded, mercilessly shaken, and very nearly erased--a policeman who has since gone missing.

The dead woman in the car had been running from something--but she didn't run far or fast enough. Detective Inspector Annie Cabbot would like to question the man the victim was apparently racing to meet: Annie's superior--and former lover--Detective Chief Inspector Alan Banks. But Banks has vanished into the anonymous chaos of the city, drawn into a mad whirl of greed, inhumanity, and death, by a frantic phone call from the brother he no longer knows. Banks is unaware that the threads connecting a sinister kidnapping with a savage slaying are as thick as rope . . . and long enough for a haunted and broken rogue cop to hang himself.

One of his most, clever, twisting thrillers, Strange Affair attests once again why readers love and can't get enough of Peter Robinson's novels of suspense.

Praise For…

"A skillful writer."
-Houston Chronicle

"Deeply nuanced works of art."
-Dennis Lehane

"Exquisitely complex and atmospheric."
-Los Angeles Times Book Review

"Flawless plotting and superbly drawn characters..[Robinson] is a master craftsman."
-Tampa Tribune

"Taut, carefully thought out.with plots that are refreshingly clich-free."
-Time Out London

"Superlative...Deeply absorbing...Gripping."
-Publishers Weekly (Starred Review)

"Robinson is on a winning streak."
-Tampa Tribune

"The equal of legends in the genre such as P.D. James and Ruth Rendell."
-St. Louis Post-Dispatch

"The best Banks book in years."
-Winnipeg Sun

"Fascinating....Robinson, with his usual deft touch and unblinking eye, brings the story to an unexpectedly gut-wrenching conclusion."
-Richmond Times-Dispatch

"Different and intriguing."
-Sunday Telegraph

"A damn fine crime a master class in crime fiction."
-Baltimore Sun

"A fast-moving story [with] some knockout scenery and an assemblage of delicately drawn characters."
-Raleigh News & Observer

-Globe and Mail (Toronto)

"If you haven't read Robinson .... what on Earth is stopping you? .... A clever and entertaining thriller."
-Miami Herald

"First-rate . an addictive crime series . bet you can't read just one."
-Janet Maslin, New York Times

"Smart and shapely ... immaculately constructed."
-Marilyn Stasio, New York Times Book Review

"Robinson shows he's a master ... mixes a gritty plot with intense character studies....Consistently compelling."
-Florida Sun-Sentinel

"Cunning.authentic and atmospheric."
-The Independent (London)

"Psychologically acute fiction."
-The Strand

"Stunningly complex and intricately plotted....Peter Robinson fools and entertains me with every twist."
-Nevada Barr

"A happy discovery."
-Lady Antonia Fraser in the London Sunday Times

"An engaging pleasure . . . like red wine, [Banks] gets better and more interesting with age."
-Publishers Weekly

"Complex and intelligent."
-Sunday Times (London)

Peter Robinson is:"A gifted creator of fully fleshed and vividly present characters."
-Boston Globe

"The Alan Banks mystery-suspense novels are, simply put, the best series now on the market."
-Stephen King

"Absorbing.Robinson continues to stretch the boundaries of the standard procedural."
-Orlando Sentinel

"Robinson actually seems to grow in front of our eyes, delivering books of greater complexity each time."
-Otto Penzler

-San Diego Union-Tribune

"Robinson has won just about every mystery award there is..His latest shows why."
-Booklist (starred review)

Product Details
ISBN: 9780060544331
Publisher: William Morrow
Publication Date: February 1st, 2005
Pages: 384